COVID-19 Guidance from WillisPalmer

Whilst the outbreak of Covid-19 is likely to cause some disruption to WillisPalmer services in the short-term, we are issuing guidance outlining our plans to minimise the impact of the virus.

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Measures launched to tackle county lines

A £20 million package of measures has been launched by the government to tackle county lines.

Home secretary Priti Patel has announced the measures to intensify law enforcement efforts to disrupt the county lines model where gangs distribute drugs through vulnerable adults and children.
Under the measures, the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre [...]

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Childrens commissioner urges action over children leaving school without Level 2 attainment

The Childrens Commissioner for England has urged the government to take action after analysis has shown that 18 per cent of children are leaving education at 18 failing to reach five GCSEs grade A* to C, or equivalent technical qualifications.
Anne Longfield has published research showing that 98,799 children in England (18% of all school [...]

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Special Report: All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children

ADCS says suggestion is 'wholly inappropriate' - A row has erupted after the All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults has slammed local authorities for unwittingly acting as ‘recruiting sergeants’ for county lines drugs gangs by sending vulnerable children to live miles away from home.
 

A row has erupted [...]

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£3.3 million funding for young people's mental health projects

Twenty three projects supporting young people with mental health problems are to benefit from £3.3 million of funding, the government has announced.

Support including counselling, mentoring and arts programmes will be offered to young people with mental ill health in their communities as a result of the funding.
Minister for Public Health Jo [...]

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Police called to children's homes 23,000 times in a year

The police were called to children's homes in England and Wales almost 23,000 times in 2018 leading a penal reform charity to raise concerns over children in care being criminalised.
Some children's homes called police as many as 200 times a year and there were almost 23,000 call outs in total from all the children's [...]

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Surrey transforms front door services

An "ambitious service remodelling" including a total reconfiguration of the ‘front door’, has been introduced at Surrey,Ofsted has said.

New arrangements had been fully operational for only five weeks at the time of the monitoring visit following the the implementation of a new practice model, called ‘family resilience’, underpinning a widescale planned redesign and restructure of [...]

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8.8m attempts to access child abuse imagery blocked by IWF

The Internet Watch Foundation and its partners blocked at least 8.8 million attempts by UK internet users to access videos and images of children suffering sexual abuse during lockdown, the charity has revealed.

The IWF and partners has successfully blocked and filtered at least 8.8 million attempts by UK internet users to access videos and images [...]

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Special Report - Learning from practice: Deaths of children in care in Scotland

Reports published after a child in care in Scotland dies should be signed off by a chief social worker but should include contributions from other partners, the Care Inspectorate has stated.

Forty-two children in care in Scotland died between 2012 and 2018, and a further 19 young people in receipt of continuing care and aftercare also [...]

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Scottish government issues guidance on tackling domestic abuse during COVID-19 pandemic

Women, children and young people experiencing Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in communities across Scotland are at significant increased risk of harm during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supplementary National Violence Against Women Guidance, produced by the Scottish government, COSLA, Public Health Scotland and the Improvement Service, states that measures introduced to control [...]

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